Join us for the second night of the 2014 Engineering Lecture Series
Get a Grip: Cell Biomechanics in Cardiovascular Health
Nate Sniadecki, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Nathan White, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Our cardiovascular system depends on active cells that stretch, contract and twitch to keep our bodies healthy. These cells create blood clots when we have an injury to prevent blood loss and help pump blood through our bodies during exercise. By studying the biomechanics of these cells, mechanical engineers and physicians at the UW are finding lifesaving solutions that improve blood clotting to help us heal from traumatic injuries. Come hear how their work is changing medicine at a cellular level.